NHRA Publications Books
Books Available Now From NHRA Publications

NHRA’s Publications Department, creator of the award-winning weekly National DRAGSTER newsmagazine and popular NHRA.com Web site, has expanded its efforts and produced several books for NHRA Drag Racing enthusiasts. The five books currently available from NHRA Publications are listed below.

The History of the NHRA Winternationals

Since 1960, the first official rumble of high-performance engines has echoed across Southern California’s Fairplex at Pomona, signaling not just the beginning of another year of exciting NHRA Drag Racing, but also the launch of a thousand dreams of glory. From Don Garlits’ first winged dragster in 1963 or his revolutionary rear-engine Top Fueler in 1971 to Bill Jenkins’ tube-framed Vega Pro Stocker and Kenny Bernstein’s aerodynamically enhanced Budweiser King Funny Cars, the Winternationals has always been fertile ground for the birth of new technologies and the launchpad for drivers to stake their claims at one of NHRA’s most majestic events. In 2010, the Winternationals celebrates its Golden Anniversary. In these pages, you’ll relive the excitement and wonder of every Winternationals and explore in-depth the many facets of the event’s intriguing history, from the heroes of the dragstrip to the machines they drove to glory. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to NHRA in the Community charities.

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NHRA Drag Racing Photo Greats Volume 2:
Wild Rides II


A perfect drag racing pass is a thing of beauty — the engine roaring on all cylinders, the rear tires digging and churning, the front end dancing lightly on the racing surface — but things aren’t always perfect in the world of drag racing. Sometimes the ride turns out a little on the wild side, and when that happens, a vigilant photographer is always ready to capture the chaos. NHRA is proud to present this collection of photographs captured exclusively by the staff of National DRAGSTER over the decades. Despite the extreme nature of the images, no racers were seriously injured in any of the incidents pictured. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to NHRA in the Community charities.

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The History of NHRA Pro Stock

No collection of a true student of the sport will be complete without The History of NHRA Pro Stock. From the achievements of pioneers such as Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins and the famed Sox & Martin through season after season of utter domination by Bob Glidden to today’s six-second, 210-mph factory hot rods, The History of NHRA Pro Stock guides readers through the years of milestones, groundbreaking technology, and career turning points in this fascinating segment of NHRA competition. In paperback and hardcover. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to NHRA in the Community charities.

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NHRA Drag Racing Photo Greats Volume 1:
Wild Rides


Straight from the legendary photo files of NHRA and National DRAGSTER, the National Hot Rod Association presents NHRA Drag Racing Photo Greats Volume 1: Wild Rides, a mind-blowing collection of you’ve-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it drag racing moments caught by National DRAGSTER’s photographers from the 1960s to date. Despite the extreme nature of the images, no racers were seriously injured in any of the incidents pictured. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to NHRA in the Community charities.

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Wally Parks, Hot Rodding's Hero

Every great endeavor has a father, a key individual who possesses the tools necessary to advance the cause. For the hobby of hot rodding and later the sport of championship drag racing, that man was Wally Parks. From his formation of the National Hot Rod Association in 1951 to his passing in 2007, Parks gave his all to the sport he loved. Today, the 330-mph NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series is his legacy. First created by NHRA as an insert to National DRAGSTER and reproduced here with additional rare historical photographs, Wally Parks, Hot Rodding’s Hero features interviews with Parks himself and is an inspiring must-read for race fans of all ages. In paperback and hardcover. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to NHRA in the Community charities.

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